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EIFF Film review: Bad Day for the Cut

 Chris Baugh writes and directs his feature debut Bad Day for the Cut, a revenge thriller set in Northern Ireland. The plot follows middle-aged farmer Donal (Nigel O’Neill) who lives a quiet, unadventurous life with his mother Florence (Stella McCusker), … Continue reading

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EIFF Film review: Where is Kyra?

Following a four-year hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer makes her acting return taking the titular role in Andrew Dosunmu’s slow-burning drama Where is Kyra? Poverty-stricken Kyra lives in Brooklyn with her elderly ailing mother Ruth (Suzanne Shepherd) and struggles to make ends … Continue reading

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Top 5 Must-See Movies of Ed Film Fest 2017

 The 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival is nearly upon us, boasting a terrifically eclectic line-up that includes exciting indies as well as mighty mainstream productions across multiple strands and genres. Household names such as Kevin Bacon, Stanley … Continue reading

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Film review: Baywatch

Just in time for summer, the hit nineties television show Baywatch has been given the cinematic treatment. Directed by Seth Gordon, the modern-day reimagining stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon, chief lifeguard at Emerald Bay, Florida. Along … Continue reading

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Film review: Wonder Woman

 Since a brief yet scene-stealing cameo in last year’s disappointing DC effort, the anticipation around the Wonder Woman stand-alone outing has been rife. This is the first female-led comic-book movie in over a decade, and filmmaker Patty Jenkins is in … Continue reading

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Film review: The Secret Scripture

  Sebastian Barry’s novel The Secret Scripture was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize back in 2008, and now writer and director Jim Sheridan has adapted the Irish story from page to screen. The plot centres around mental hospital patient … Continue reading

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Film review: Alien: Covenant

The acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott resurrected his iconic sci-fi franchise five years ago and the project was hugely divisive amongst audiences. Now he is back again to direct the sequel to his prequel with Alien: Covenant, which takes place a … Continue reading

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